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Sarah Furnari is a sought-after teacher of acting, musical theatre, singing and dance, with over 10 years of teaching experience in Sydney and the USA. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance – Acting) from the University of Wollongong, where she was awarded the faculty’s Creative Arts Scholarship. Sarah has been mentored by some of Australia’s leading acting coaches and continues to train with the Anthony Meindl Actor Workshop. As an actor, Sarah has worked in theatre, film, television and musical theatre. She is also a founding member of independent company Short Poppy Theatre, producing and co-writing their first sold-out show in 2015. Sarah has also toured Australia extensively in educational theatre, delivering a program designed to empower young people in low socioeconomic communities. In 2019 you’ll catch Sarah performing in a Sydney Shakespeare season, as well as appearing in a brand new show for Channel 10. “My vision for my students is that they grow into courageous, authentic storytellers with open hearts, empathy for others, and a tonne of creative flair. I want them to know that by taking ownership of their own story, young people can make their voices heard – little by little, creative artists have the power to shape their future and change our world.”